The Egyptian government recently overran its own censors in their attempt to ban the screening of a documentary featuring Egyptian Jews who were forced to leave Egypt in the mid-fifties. Luckily, freedom and independent film making prevailed at the end of the day and “Jews of Egypt” received the necessary but late approval to be shown in Egyptian theaters.

This should not be the end of the story but only the beginning of a question:

What exactly was the Morsi regime’s issue with the showing of this film?


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